Body care - Bath and body recipes

What comes to mind when you think about body care and bath and body recipes? I bet you think of all the wonderful, fragrant butters, lotions, balms and creams.

There is no greater pampering than applying a rich, smooth homemade lotion, am I right? Consistent care of skin is a must. Talking about skin - Did you know that there are almost 22 square feet of skin that cover the body of an adult? It weighs 10-11 lbs and comprises almost 16% of total body weight?

With so much skin, how do we begin providing the best body care we can?

The first thing you will hear about skin care is: Hydrate.
Inside and out!
What can water do for you?

Body cells want to maintain a balance of liquid that surrounds them. Lack of water intake can create a imbalance in which the cells start working improperly. Drinking water can help maintain that equilibrium and keep your cells hydrated, both inside and out. There is a strong connection between drinking water and weight loss. Looking better and feeling better, a win-win.

Our reader Aires agrees with me on this one saying: "for great skin, hair & nails: drink water and more water!"

Thank you Aires!

Read more tips from our readers

Recommended intake is 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day. This amount is sufficient. While hydrating does a wonderful job keeping our cells active, the skin has to be additionally nourished and treated for the best effect.

Here are some of the recipes you can start making immediately.

Bath and body recipes, skin conditions and information

Dry skin care

Itchy skin relief remedies
Dry skin lotion recipe
Dry skin care
Body oil for dry and oily skin type
Retinol rich mango butter

Body care recipes

Body butter recipe - Perfect for all skin types
Chocolate body paint recipe
Body lotion recipe for dry and oily skin
Homemade lotion recipes
Milk based, protein rich skin care
Body moisturizer recipe
Handmade chocolate soap recipe
Lotion bar recipe
Stretch marks home remedies
Herbal body wrap Home spa recipes and ideas

Massage

Tension relief hand massage
Soap massage
Benefits of full body massage

Massage tips and videos

Massage oils used in massage therapy
Massage therapy technique
Massage video clips

About natural skin care products

Antioxidants for skin care
Ingredients used in natural skin care products
What are natural skin care products?
Natural ingredients
Video clips of recipes preparation

Skin conditions

Atopic dermatitis
Dyschidrotic eczema
Eczema cause
Eczema summer skin care
Eczema treatments
What is eczema?
Allergic contact dermatitis
Yeast infection causes
Yeast infection symptoms
Dermatitis seborrheic

Ingrown hair

Ingrown hair bothering you? Ways to prevent ingrown hair
Ingrown hair remedy
Ingrown pubic hair
Treating razor burns
Home remedy for razor burn
Red bumps

Sunburn home remedies

Home remedy for sunburn
More home remedies for sunburn
Sunburn itch remedies
Skin peeling sunburn remedies
Video: preparing sunburn remedy

Infections

Athlete foot home remedy
Toe nail fungus
Home remedy for warts
Wart treatment
Ringworm home remedies
Know your skin type
Removing hair dye from skin
Miscellaneous skin care tips our readers sent in

Seasonal body care

Skin care articles
Summer skin care tips
Summer fruit skin care
Post summer skin care tips
Winter skin care tips

A couple of interesting sites:

Detox for Life A guide dedicated to cleansing and detoxification of yourhealth and life. Natural alternatives and helpful remedies to those who arelooking to improve their well-being and revolutionize their health throughbetter nutrition and alternative medicines.

Pure Inside Out, your ultimate body and mind detox experience Easy and painless body and mind detox methods to achieve optimal health,physical and mental well being and a clear skin and radiant complexion.Includes pages on baths, the Detox Bath, essential oils, water, and mentaldetoxification techniques. Alternative and holistic health and lifestyleinformation and article site.

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